ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) has released 30 modules of the Layer Chicken with Fabricated Cage Project worth PHP1.8 million to six associations in Zamboanga del Norte.
In a statement on Saturday, the DA 9 (Zamboanga Peninsula) said the beneficiary-associations, consisting of 265 members, are from Sibutad, a fifth-class town.
These are the Delapa Farmers Association, 70 members; Sipaloc Farmers Association, 51 members; Minlasag FarFish Association, 35 members; Magsaysay Farfish Association, 55 members; Poblacion Farmers Association, 22 members; and Panganuran Farfish Association, 32 members.
The DA-9 said each association received five modules of the project, consisting of 42 heads of layer chicken during Friday’s distribution activity.
Each association also received 15 bags of feeds, one wheelbarrow, and 150 pieces of egg trays as part of the Layer Chicken with Fabricated Cage Project Fiscal Year 2019.
“We are really grateful for these heaven-sent programs like the SAAD because they really help us a lot financially. Indeed, it really bridged us towards alleviating our way of living,” said Paulino Baid, vice president of the Delapa Farmers Association. (PNA)